This Week’s Featured Music

Thursday, October 16
Delta Spirit

These Californians have more in common with the dirty haired, dirty fingernailed folk groups of the 60’s than any of their contemporaries. Delta Spirit is a hybrid of Americana rock and Northern Soul with boundless energy. Check them out at Cafe Eleven along with Whisky & Co. at 9 pm. Tickets $8. Info: 904-460-9311.

Thursday, October 16
The Maine

Pop-rock quintet the Maine are known for coupling catchy hooks and heartfelt lyrics with their bright energy. After selling 30,000 copies of their debut EP, The Way We Talk, the band climbed their way up to #10 the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Fresh off their first UK tour, The Maine is coming to the Freebird with All Time Low, Mayday Parade and Every Avenue. Tickets: $15/advance, $20/day of show. Freebird Live, 246-BIRD

Friday, October 17
Tony Bennett

Tony Bennett is an artist who moves the hearts and touches the souls of audiences. This “singer’s singer” is an international treasure who was honored by the United Nations with their “Citizen of the World” award, which aptly describes the scope of his accomplishments. See him live at the Florida Theatre on October 17th. Ticket: $55-$128.50. Florida Theatre, 355-2787

Friday, October 17
Teague Stefan

Mojo Kitchen (Jacksonville Beach), Info: 247-6636

Friday, October 17-Saturday, October 18
Cabaret Espanol – A Night Of Spanish & Latin Music, Food & Fun

Cabaret Español: A Night of Spanish and Latin Music, Food and Fun Featuring opera from Carmen, Zarzuela (Spanish operetta), and Latin standards like ‘Besame Mucho,’ ‘Girl From Ipanema’, ‘Somos Novios (It’s Impossible)’, and ‘Papa Loves Mambo’. There might even be a guest appearance by Carmen Miranda! Performers include First Coast Opera favorites like Janet Rabe-Meyer (Master Class), Karen Adair (Madama Butterfly), Rhonda Nus Tinnin (Cabaret Parisien), Regina Torres (HMS Pinafore), Adam Mayo (Pirates Of Penzance) and more. Patrons will be seated at tables and enjoy Spanish tapas, desserts and coffee, all included in their ticket price. First Mark Lance Armory, 190 San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine, at 8:00 pm Info: 417-5555

Saturday, October 18
Gamble Rogers Benefit featuring The Claire Lynch Band

Flagler College Auditorium, Info: 797-2800

Saturday, October 18
Fall Concert in the Park with the Boogie Freaks

Fletcher Park, Info: 396-4734

Tuesday, October 21
Dolly Parton

One of the best-known country singers in the world, Dolly Parton is known for her outsized talent, hair and bosom. Parton has won every major music award, with songs ranging from pop and contemporary country to traditional country and bluegrass. The legendary singer, songwriter, actress and businesswoman will come to Jacksonville for her Backwoods Barbie Tour. Tickets: $35-$75. Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, 630-3998

Thursday, October 23
The Faint

Freebird Live, Info: 246-BIRD

Thursday, October 23-Sunday, October 26
Magnolia Fest

Boasting “100% Pure Organic Americana Music,” Magnolia Fest 2008 is sure to be the best yet. The three-day music extravaganza will feature bands like The Avett Brothers, Donna the Buffalo, The Duhks, Blueground Undergrass, Col. Bruce Hampton & The Quark Alliance and Inca Maya. For the complete line-up and ticket information, visit Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (Live Oak), 249-7990